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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Al Gennero (K3CY)

September 2013

College Prof., Ham Op., Friend. RIP

Contributed by: len hecker (K3LRH)

I knew K3CY as Dr. Gennero. He taught for more than 50 years at The Philadelphia College of Pharmacy ("PCP"), the first pharmacy school in this hemisphere. During his tenure at PCP he served at various times as Professor of Organic Chemistry, Dean of Graduate Studies, Associate Dean of Sciences, and Chairman of the Chemistry Department. PCP was founded in 1821 with classes first held in Carpenter's Hall (also home of the First Continental Congress, a convention of delegates from twelve colonies (Georgia was not present) that met on September 5, 1774). PCP twice moved until is settled in its current location in Southwest Philadelphia, PA. PCP became known as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (my alma mater P'83) and in 1998, then became known as the University of the Sciences. Dr. Gennero was a kind and brilliant man. He was always approachable. Not only was he a distinguished college professor, he was Chairman of the Editorial Board of "Remington: The Science and Practice of Pharmacy", which for over 100 years has been the definitive textbook and reference on the science and practice of pharmacy. I had the privilege of coming to know Dr. Gennaro starting in 1978 when I was a young undergraduate college student. A scholar and a gentleman, he will be missed not only from the amateur radio community, but also by the others that knew him as a college professor. As I recall, during various periods of time Dr. Gennaro operated an amateur radio station on campus and used the campus facilities as a meeting place for the Frankford Radio Club (anecdote). Ed, N2EAC, (P'83-PCPS, MBA'93-Widener Univ., JD'03-Rutgers Univ.)

Contributed by: Edward A. Cienki (N2EAC)

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